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Pho Boi

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108-6596 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
+1 250-933-0071
00:00 - 23:59
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This spot is close to woodgrove mall, very convenient after-shopping-dinner. We enjoyed the friendly staff, the fresh food and how quick the service was.

Thank Christina744
British Columbia, Canada
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I was seated I was immediately brought a nice hot pot of tea and menu. Order was taken and delivered promptly. Enjoyed a large (my eyes were bigger than my stomach) regular pho with steak - I believe it was 10.95 CAD. Meat portion very good, noodles perfect. Side plate of sprouts, basil, pepper slices and lime were all... More 

Thank Revelstokian
Nanaimo, Canada
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Meeting family near shopping for healthy food in this area is hard. Pho boi delivers a good product at a decent price.I had a spicy beef bowl with tendons ,tripe and meatballs my fav at any pho shop.Others had the seafood pho and spring rolls.Overall good place for this style of south Asian food.Clean and staff seemed help full here.Broth... More 

Thank 40Dean
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95 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Parked easily outside. Ordered two B1's. Spicy soup, and regular beef slice with tendon/tripe soup. Soups were good but the B1's came in smaller capacity custom square bowls not the large round bowls you get on the mainland. So the B1 vermicelli was tasty but light as in 'small' portioned. Smallest I've ever had. An extra fist full of vermicelli... More 

Thank Varmintz
Nanaimo, B.C.
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I go to Pho Boi on a regular basis. I go because the Pho and the Hot and Sour Seafood soup are tasty. I go because the food arrives at my table in minutes. I do not go for the service. Once you receive your food, a server will not visit your table again unless you flag them down. I... More 

Thank JohnsonFamily
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97 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I frequent this establishment often and each time I'm left wondering why I keep coming back. It's not for the prices or the quality, it's definitely not for the service where inexperienced young what appears to be ESL students offend you with each word and action they say and make. Last night was no exception and as I've given them... More 

Thank Peter E
Nanaimo, Canada
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Pho Boi specializes and succeess in excellent pho. What more needs to be said? Their chili sauce is wonderful, I bought a jar for making rice at home.

Thank TomHlavac
Vancouver Island, Canada
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We've been going to Pho Boi for years and normally enjoy the Pho and other dishes as well. I've even left previous reviews complementing them on not using too much salt, as other Vietnamese restaurants tend to do. Unfortunately, on our most recent visit on a Tuesday night, we found the Pho broth to be extremely salty, making the Pho... More 

Thank room_surveyor
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I've been here a number of times and really enjoyed the bun (vermicelli noodle dishes) and appies! Delicious food, fast and friendly service, I definitely recommend it!

Thank Sonia N
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My first time eating Vietnamese. I loved it. I found the food to be extremely fresh, nicely presented and delicious. After telling our waitress that I was a first-timer she was very helpful in describing different dishes, the spiciness and taste of the sauces and what most first-timers seem to enjoy the most. The restaurant was clean, service quick and... More 

Thank Carol P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108-6596 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-933-0071

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?